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November 1986

Posted 1986-11-01

The Employment Act of 1946: Some History Notes

by G.J. Santoni

G. J. Santoni shows that the legislation, as initially proposed, stirred up considerable controversy. Its sponsors believed that earlier failures to deal with unemployment in the United States and other nations had contributed significantly to the rise of National Socialism in Germany, which eventually culminated in World War II.

Posted 1986-11-01

The Farm Sector in the 1980s: Sudden Collapse or Steady Downturn?

by Michael T. Belongia

Michael T. Belongia shows that such an interpretation is unwarranted. Instead, the elusive gains in asset values during the 1970s masked a continuation of the long-standing downward trend in the profitability of farming.